Professional Benefits

Whether you’re a student, teacher, well-established dental hygienist or just embarking on your career, a legislator or political advocate, the benefits of membership are numerous and varied. The key to getting the most value from your ADHA membership is to use it. Your membership enables ADHA to bring you the resources and shared knowledge to expand your professional potential and further your success.

Online Career Center

Having access to the right tools and support can make all the difference. The ADHA Career Center provides connections to career opportunities across the country. Find sample resumes and contract templates in our Employment Reference Guide and post your resume online. Plus, find continuously updated information about state licensing authorities , accredited programs and networking contacts to help you navigate everything from local regulation to advanced educational opportunities.

Professional and Personal Savings

Thanks to our ADHA sponsors, members receive discounts on professional and personal services nationwide.. The consolidated buying power of dental hygienists nationwide allows us to give you access to special programs that give you more for your money.

Standards for Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice

Based on current and relevant scientific evidence, the Standards promote the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, practices and behaviors that support and enhance oral health with the ultimate goal of improving overall health. All to help you address practice issues and ethics questions in your day-to-day work.

Annual Conference

ADHA’s Annual Conference offers a wide variety of hands-on, evidence-based continuing education programming. With three days of courses in more than ten tracks ADHA’s Annual Conference offers support and inspiration to help you develop as an individual and a leader.


Access magazine and The Journal of Dental Hygiene, are produced by ADHA to help you stay on top of changes reshaping the field and support you in making evidence-based treatment decisions.


Through financial contributions and grassroots involvement, you and your fellow ADHA members can support congressional candidates with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Political Action Committee (HYPAC). Get involved with the only federal political action committee that represents the interests of dental hygienists.

ADHA Institute for Oral Health (IOH)

Expand your leadership potential with a foundation created to provide educational scholarships, fellowships, research grants and community service grants to dental hygienists throughout the United States.